First Simon Pulse edition.
x, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica ; [bk. 1]
Owen, James A. Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica ; bk. 1.
Includes preview of author's The search for the red dragon (bk. 2).
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- Part 1: Imaginarium Geographica -- 1: Adventure begins -- 2: Unusual tale -- 3: Flight to the harbor -- 4: Avalon -- Part 2: Archipelago Of Dreams -- 5: Corsair -- 6: Tick-tock parliament -- 7: Forbidden path -- 8: Invitation to tea -- Part 3: Children Of The Earth -- 9: Into the shadows -- 10: Marooned -- 11: Shipbuilder -- 12: White dragon -- Part 4: In The Keep Of Time -- 13: Tower -- 14: Night passage -- 15: Cartographer of lost places -- 16: Fire and flight -- Part 5: Island At The Edge Of The World -- 17: Hope and despair -- 18: Final battle -- 19: Circle of stones -- 20: Return of the dragons -- Part 6: Summer Country -- 21: High king -- 22: All their roads before them -- 23: Into the shadowed lands -- 24: Return to London -- Epilogue -- Author's note.
From the Publisher: The Imaginarium Geographica. "What is it?" John asked. The little man blinked and arched an eyebrow. "It is the world, my boy," he said. "All the world, in ink and blood, vellum and parchment, leather and hide . It is the world, and it is yours to save or lose." An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica-an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale. These lands, Bert claims, can be traveled to in his ship the Indigo Dragon, one of only seven vessels that is able to cross the Frontier between worlds into the Archipelago of Dreams. Pursued by strange and terrifying creatures, the companions flee London aboard the Dragonship. Traveling to the very realm of the imagination itself, they must learn to overcome their fears and trust in one another if they are to defeat the dark forces that threaten the destiny of two worlds. And in the process, they will share a great adventure filled with clues that lead readers to the surprise revelation of the legendary storytellers these men will one day become. An extraordinary journey of myth, magic, and mystery, Here, There Be Dragons introduces James A. Owen as a formidable new talent.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 12.0 110567.